Security Alerts and Updates

Susan Bradley’s Master Patch List  (Windows)

December, 2018  (Click listings for more information) .
16  How to decrypt HiddenTear Ransomware with HT Brute Forcer.
16  Phishing attack pretends to be a Office 365 non-delivery email.
14  The Week in Ransomware – December 14th – Slow Week.
14  Facebook photo API bug exposed pics of millions of users.
14  WordPress Security Patch Addresses Privacy Leak Bug.
13  Bomb threat email scam campaign demands $20K in Bitcoin.
13  How to disable Windows 10 driver updates.
13  LamePyre macOS malware sends screenshots to attacker.
12  Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome.
12  Patch Tuesday breaks records — some good, most bad.
12  Android malware tricks user to log into PayPal to steal funds.
12  Phones are selling location data from “trusted” apps.
11  December 2018 Patch Tuesday is under way.
11  Mozilla Firefox 64.0 Released – Here’s What’s New.
11  Adobe Releases Security Updates for Acrobat and Reader.
10  Google+ API bug puts at risk privacy of over 52 million users.
10  Microsoft’s new Edge browser to support Chrome extensions.
10  How to hide KB 4023057 – and any other Win10 updates.
09  Patch Lady – Office 365 prioritization.
08  Sextortion emails leading to ransomware & info-stealing Trojans.
08  WebKit vulnerability affects latest versions of Apple Safari.
07  The Week in Ransomware – WeChat Ransomware, Scammers.
07  DNA testing kits & the security risks in digitized DNA.
07  Microsoft pushes yet another version of KB 4023057.
07  Now is a good time to install the Nov. Windows & Office patches.
06  Microsoft yanks buggy cumulative update for Win10 version 1803.
06  Microsoft is rebuilding Edge Browser using Chromium.
06  Adobe Releases Security Updates.
05  Michael Horowitz: Killing Windows Update on Win10.
05  Microsoft finally releases a new build of Win10 version 1809.
05  Apple Fixes Passcode Bypass, RCE Vulnerabilities, & More.
05  Google Maps Users are Receiving Notification Spam.
04  December non-Security Office Updates have been released.
04  Microsoft posts downloadable disc images of Windows 7 & 8.1.
04  Chrome 71 released with abusive ad filtering & audio blocking.
04  Last month’s update for Win10 1803 is bricking Surface Book 2.
03  Quora Hacked – 100 Million User’s Data Exposed.
03  Google begins rolling out December Android security patch.
03  Another problem blocks upgrade to Win10 version 1809.
03  Scam iOS fitness apps steal money through Apple Touch ID.
03  Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak.
02  Patch Lady – There is something I don’t get.
01  What the Marriott Breach Says About Security.

November, 2018  (Click listings for more information) .
30  The Week in Ransomware – Indictments, Sanctions, & More.
30  CCleaner 5.50 Now Allows You to Disable Automatic Updates.
30  Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach.
29  Startpage search engine now lets you browse sites anonymously.
29  Records of 114 million US citizen and companies exposed online.
29  After months of bad news, November’s patching seems positively serene.
29  Dell Systems Hacked to Steal Customer Information.
28  Apple fixes iCloud compatibility with the Win10 October 2018 Update.
28  Intel introduces Windows Modern Drivers for Windows 10.
28  Tech support scams use multiple obfuscation methods to bypass detection.
27  Patch Lady – what PC should I get?
27  Windows Defender Can Detect Accessibility Tool Backdoors.
27  New cumulative updates for Win10 1803, 1709, 1703, & 1607, but not 1809.
27  Can’t log on Office 365? Looks like multi-factor authentication is down again.
26  Microsoft adds another known issue to Windows 10 1809, for Media Player.
26  Microsoft’s analysis of what caused the multi-factor authentication meltdown.
26  Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock.
23  The Week in Ransomware – STOP, Dharma, and More.
23  Google adding force-installed extension removal to the Chrome Cleanup Tool.
23  Win10 October 2018 Update blocked for some Intel PCs due to faulty drivers.
23  How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro.
22  Microsoft patches the security patch that crashed 64-bit Outlook 2010.
21  Security test for DropBox revealed 3 Apple zero day vulnerabilities.
21  Patch Lady – controlling windows updates.
21  Mozilla overhauls content blocking settings in Firefox 65.
21  USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users.
21  Amazon data leak exposes email addresses right before Black Friday.
20  Emotet returns with Thanksgiving theme & better phishing tricks.
20  Edge can now sign into Microsoft accounts with FIDO2 security keys.
20  Out of band update for Adobe Flash Player Nov. 19, 2018.
19  Patch reappears to some 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 & 1803 machines.
19  New Gmail Bug Allows Sending Messages Anonymously.
19  Microsoft yanks 2 buggy Office patches & pushes one that crashes.
19  iCloud issues on Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
19  Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome.
17  Patch Lady – KB4461522 and KB2863821 pulled.
17  TrickBot banking trojan starts stealing Windows problem history.
16  The Week in Ransomware – Mostly Small Variants Released.
16  Scammers use Facebook Sharer Page to push tech support scams.
16  Buggy Nov security patch causes Outlook 2010 to crash on startup.
16  Insider Release Preview ring for Win10 1809 brings 17763.165 to heel.
15  Patch Lady – scanning for updates.
15  Microsoft details more issues with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
15  Gmail bugs allow changing From: field & spoofing recipient’s address.
15  Firefox Now Shows Warnings On Sites with Data Breaches.
15  How to upgrade to the version of Win10 Pro that YOU want.
14  Patch Lady – 1809 and mapped drives.
14  Infowars store affected by Magecart credit card stealing hack.
14  Patch Tuesday include more reported bugs with Win10 version 1809.
14  Microsoft patches Windows 7 zero-day exploited in cyber attacks.
14  Windows Isn’t a Service; It’s an Operating System.
13  Microsoft’s Surface Go gets a long list of firmware updates.
13  Adobe Releases Security Updates.
13  Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2018 release overview.
13  Windows 10 version 1809 re-released. Pro tip: Wait.
12  The Intel Microcode Boot Loader protects older CPUs from Spectre.
12  Time to block Windows Automatic Update, with a new twist for Win10 Pro.
11  Cloudflare brings its DNS service to Android & iOS mobile.
11  Susan Bradley, Patch Lady – this makes me mad.
10  PCs running Windows 10’s October Update haven’t received critical fixes.
09  The Week in Ransomware – Mostly Dharma Variants.
08  Microsoft bug is deactivating Windows 10 Pro licenses. (Resolved).
08  Microsoft releases info on protecting BitLocker from DMA attacks.
08  Secret Service warns ID thieves are abusing USPS’s mail scanning service.
07  Surface Pro 3 gets firmware updates to fix security & Device Manager.
07  Beware of “Unofficial” sites pushing Notepad2 adware bundles.
07  Erratic Windows 10 bug breaks changing of default file associations.
07  November 2018 non-Security Office Updates have been released.
07  AV-Comparatives Malware Removal Test 2018.
06  Android November update fixes flaws galore.
05  Flaws in popular SSD drives bypass hardware disk encryption.
05  Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1 with fix for watchOS 5.1 bricking issues.
05  Scammers push scareware alerts on popular Vote411 voter info site.
04  Who’s In Your Online Shopping Cart?
02  The Week in Ransomware – RaaS, DiskCryptor, & More.
02  Private messages for hacked Facebook accounts being sold online.
02  It’s time to install the October Windows and Office patches.
02  SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit.
01  Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4462923, makes a sudden re-appearance.
01  Windows Defender needs a restart, not shutdown, to enable sandbox.
01  Disturbing results in Have I Been Pwned database.

October, 2018  (Click listings for more information) .
31  Apple withdraws watchOS 5.1 update for Watch Series 4 devices.
31  Emotet trojan begins stealing victim’s email using new module.
31  Mozilla Releases Security Update for Thunderbird ESR.
30  New iPhone passcode bypass found after Apple releases iOS 12.1.
30  Telegram Desktop saves conversations locally in plain text.
30  Apple releases multiple security updates for core products.
30  Millions of voter records up for sale ahead of the US midterm elections.
30  What happened to KB 4462923, the October Win7 Monthly Rollup?
30  Some ancient file types used to hide malware in spam campaigns.
29  Windows 10 Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode.
29  Researchers exploit Microsoft Word through embedded video.
27  Newly discovered data access breach in Win10 UWP (Metro, “Store”) apps.
26  The Week in Ransomware – Decryptors, RaaS, and More.
25  Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 get firmware updates.
25  Surface Go drivers & firmware bundle now available.
25  77K additional customers affected by British Airways’ data breach.
25  AMD ends driver support for 32-bit versions of Windows.
24  Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17134.376 with a ton of fixes.
24  Cathay Pacific flags data breach affecting 9.4 million passengers.
24  Add font display issues to other Windows 10 version 1809 issues.
23  Signal Desktop leaves message decryption key in plain sight.
23  Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox.
22  Microsoft’s new Security Update Validation Program.
22  Patch Lady – best security features of 1809.
22  McAfee Tech Support Scam Harvesting Credit Card Information.
22  Latest versions of Excel, Word sporadically close files without saving changes.
22  File management issues plague the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
20  Microsoft’s buggy updates point at deeper problems.
20  Defending against Windows 10 bug fixes.
19   The Week in Ransomware – GandCrab, Birbware, and More.
19   Winamp 5.8 Media Player released in all its nostalgic glory.
19   Critical flaws found in Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System.
18   Microsoft rolls out new updates for older versions of Windows 10.
18   Apple’s new data & privacy portal lets you download your data.
18   Bug trio affecting eight D-Link models leads to full compromise.
17   SEO poisoning campaign targeting U.S. midterm election keywords.
17   Tumblr patches a flaw that could have exposed users’ account info.
16   Google Releases Security Update for Chrome.
15   New iPhone bug gives anyone access to your private photos.
15   Real-World Protection Test September 2018 – Factsheet.
15   Tens of Millions of U.S. Voter Records for Sale.
15   Known Problems & Fixes for October 2018 Windows 10 Updates.
15   Patch Lady – 7 Metadata problems.
15   Microsoft has stopped pushing this month’s Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4462923.
14   The most recent Servicing Stack Updates.
13   Beware “Album by Google Photos” crapware in the Microsoft Store.
13   DuckDuckGo receiving more than 30 million searches in a single day.
13   Fix for Windows JET Database bug not perfect, micropatch available.
12   The Week in Ransomware – NotPetya, GandCrab, and More.
12   Windows 10 audio not working after installing latest Windows Updates.
12   AMD Radeon 18.10.1 driver supports Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
12   Experian credit-freeze PINs could be revealed by a simple trick.
11   HP PCs getting BSOD after installing Windows 10 Updates.
11   CoinMiners use new tricks to impersonate Adobe Flash Installers.
10   Still hitting Error 0x8000FFF when installing the Win7 Monthly Rollup?
10   Win10 version 1809: A guide to the builds and what they break.
09  Fixed Windows 10 October 2018 Update released to insiders for testing.
09  Adobe releases October 2018 security updates.
09  Patch Tuesday: The good, the bad, the ugly and the hopeless.
09  Windows 10 version 1703 & Windows 10 Mobile version 1607 support ends today.
08  Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS and iCloud.
08  Google+ Shutting Down After Bug Leaks Info of 500k Accounts.
08  Microsoft updates Windows 10 CPU requirements for the October 2018 Update.
08  Disk Cleanup cleans downloads folder in Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
08  Turn off Windows Automatic Update and block the Win10 1809 upgrade.
07  Microsoft says they can recover files deleted by Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
06  Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake.
05  The Week in Ransomware – Restaurant Shutdowns & Exploit Kits.
05  CCleaner is partially broken in Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
05  October 2018 Update is preventing modern apps from connecting to the internet for some.
05  EFF’s Privacy Badger stops Google’s link tracking in latest update.
04  Mozilla fixes security vulnerabilities in Thunderbird 60.2.1.
04  If you lost your documents & pictures after upgrading to Win10 1809, do this first.
04  Win10 version 1809 buglog – including tales of lost user data.
03  Task Manager shows incorrect CPU usage in updated Windows 10.
02  Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox.
02  Microsoft’s Surface Studio gets firmware & driver updates.
02  October 2018 non-Security Office Updates are available.
02  Windows 10 October 2018 Update Is Now Available.
02  Update for Foxit PDF Reader fixes 118 vulnerabilities.
01   Hacker group testing Coinhive miner redirects on iPhones.
01   Apollo database of more than 200 million contact records hacked.
01   Time to install your September Windows and Office patches.
01   Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever.
01   Adobe releases security updates for Adobe Acrobat & Reader.